Posted in Perspectives

Little Steps

I’ve been craving change. Sudden change – a flash and a bang and something brand new emerging from the smoke. Unfortunately, change mostly doesn’t happen that way.

It’s frustrating when you’re ready to move forward in life and you’ve figured out which way to go, but your circumstances don’t allow it. I’m not particularly patient. When I see something within my grasp, I want to rush forward and grab it, without thinking about the landmines I might set off along the way.

This usually does more harm than good for me. I’m learning now to slow down a little. Big changes can start as little ones. Firstly, I’m going to start taking better care of myself: exercise, eat properly, take care of my skin, etc. I trimmed my hair the other day and I already feel a little bit like a better version of myself. There are so many little things we can do that will eventually add up and we’ll look back a few months and be surprised at how much can happen in that space of time if you’re willing to take the direction of your life into your own hands.

I’ll keep thinking big, but I’ll bear in mind that change can come in bite-sized pieces, too.

 

Posted in Creative Writing

we leave the doors ajar

we leave the doors ajar
hide behind them
peer through the cracks
and through them
we see the world in HD
we think “that’s out of reach for me”
so we never reach
we only watch – wide-eyed
intoxicated by a life
we will never taste
breathless
we never chase
stagnant
we always wait
for changes
chances that may never come

Posted in Perspectives

A Turnaround

You know the feeling you get after you’ve had a really hard time for a while and suddenly, things begin to look up? I’ve been having that feeling for a while now – as if new day is building up to something big.

I sensed it in my friends first. We all seemed to be going through some really difficult stuff at the same time. But slowly, things started to turn around for each of us. Slowly, difficult decisions began to pay off and new opportunities rolled in. I can’t help but feel that it might have a domino effect and that my turn will come soon.

I know it won’t always be smooth sailing and golden sunrises from here on in but I’m starting to think that we can do anything if we’re together. I’m really excited for all of us though. I’m excited to see where life takes us. I wonder what we’ll be talking about on our cafe dates five years from now.